About Family Mediation Training Ontario
Founded in 2018, Family Mediation Training Ontario (FMTO) follows a unique training strategy making a difference in the community of Family Mediation professionals. FMTO provides a quality family mediation program designed to be practical and accessible to practitioners in the Hamilton-Halton and adjacent municipalities.
Our Family Mediation Training Strategy
At FMTO, our number one priority is personalized service. Therefore, we have strategically chosen to go against the industry standard of 25 students per class by limiting our class size to a maximum of 12 participants. Smaller class sizes allowed FMTO to design a boutique training program dedicated to elevating the learning experience of each participant.
We ensure our participants receive personalized attention to enrich their learning environment. With a more concentrated class size, our trainers are able to devote time and energy to the topics that are the most relevant to the participants. The goal of smaller class sizes is to allow each participant to revel in a learning moment unique to him or herself. This successful training strategy is celebrated in the family mediation community.
Our trainers are passionate about training and value the growth in the family dispute resolution community that training provides. As an organization, we are constantly growing and learning about new developments in our field. We strongly believe training informs practice and practice informs training. Our main focus is always on the experience of learning while simultaneously encouraging participants to become effective members in the family mediation community.
We are proud to contribute to a generation of practitioners who can apply what they have learned from FMTO in practice. Our greatest joy, as trainers, is witnessing the success of our students. When we meet our students, sometimes years after their training, we are delighted to recognize their accomplishments and contributions to the practice of family mediation.
Meet Our Team
“Richard Shields and Cathryn Paul provided a comprehensive framework of the law as it relates to the field of family mediation. Their knowledge and training encompassed a substantive review of relevant case law, legislation, and judicial procedure from both a historical perspective as well as the current applicable law. Their offerings of contextualized examples drawn from their vast experiences and knowledge, provided a global overview of concepts, as well as meaningful practicality. I would highly recommend this course to any professional seeking training from some of the best in the mediation field.”